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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Feb 11, 2011 5:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He's Gone (?)

The Big Picture, imo:

At the end of the day in "Our World," the Eqypt scene -- inside AND outside of Egypt -- is all about maintaining Cheap Energy, selling more Weapons, and making huge profits for the Military Industrial Complex's Ponzi-scheme. Most of the war machine's profits earned go to petrol businesses and military contractors. For example: Exxon-Mobil, BP, Chevron, Shell, Conoco-Phillips, Halliburton, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, SAIC, Raytheon, Blackwater (Xe Services), etc. There are way too many to list here. But, it works this way:

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"The Arms Industry"
Weapons is a HUGE Industry -- it's big business in the USA

This is a list of the ten countries with the highest defence budgets for the year 2008. The information is from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Total world spending amounted to $1.321 trillion USD in 2008.

World's largest defense budgets

RankCountrySpending ($ b.)World Share (%)% of GDP, 2008
World Total1321.19100
1United States United States904.041.54.3
2People's Republic of China China84.95.82.0
3France France65.74.52.3
4United Kingdom United Kingdom65.34.52.5
5Russia Russia58.64.03.5
6Germany Germany46.83.21.3
7Japan Japan46.33.20.9
8Italy Italy40.62.81.7
9Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia38.22.68.2
10India India32.72.12.6
a SIPRI estimate

The units in the table below are so-called trend indicator values expressed in millions of US dollars at 1990s prices. These values do not represent real financial flows but are a crude instrument to estimate volumes of arms transfers, regardless of the contracted prices, which can be as low as zero in the case of military aid. Ordered by descending 2000-2009 values. The information is from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Current RankSupplier2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
1United States7220569450915596675066007394765860906795
5United Kingdom14841257915617118091580898710271024
11Sweden Sweden46830185515305537417367457353
15South Korea8165N/A10429489422880163

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This post was modified by dead-head_Monte on 2011-02-12 01:05:40

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 13, 2011 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He's Gone (?)

That's the one good thing about what's coming monte.


That is incontrovertible. So while the mil-ind complex and the fat cats running the banks will be shielded from what is coming - for a time - they are not immune.

There is a new world order coming, but it's not Glenn Beck's version, it's not a bunch of cross bred, alien, lizard ruling elite bankers or a bunch of fat, rich, spooky darks, sitting in some austere Victorian mansion in Austria drinking baby's blood and sacrificing virgins.

It is a new world order, without oil. And the transition is probably going to be painful.

But once it's here.......Talk about a level playing field.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 11, 2011 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He's Gone (?)

poppycock. The sun rules most all pollution, though I'd concede that Big Al could lower dreaded CO2 emissions by holding his breath for awhile. In fact, all u believers in man-made global warming (excuse me..hahahahahaha)
..jest hold yer breath for awhile and starve vegetation.
what, no sense of humour?? OK, tax the sun - lol?